It puts a whole new light on whistling past the graveyard.
The law was a great benefit to rural Alaskans who had in the past had to spend thousands of dollars to transport the corpse of a loved one to town by airplane to be prepared for burial and then returned. The process could tax the resources of almost any family. The regional airline I worked for footed the entire bill for transporting the party to be buried and the mourners to many funerals and then returned them home, all gratis because they all lived in poverty. The good will generated was returned many times over. One case I remember, an old guy wanted to return home to his village to die but was quoted a medivac fee of $44,000 for the trip. Our company told him that if he could sit in a seat they'd take him and his family home for nothing and they did so. When he died the company hauled all his family and friends to the village for the funeral from neighboring villages and returned them home afterwards, all for free. Believe me, it cost the company thousands of dollars for this goodwill gesture.